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Sustainability

Tufts plays a crucial role in helping the world adapt to a changing planet while tackling such challenging issues as climate change and resource depletion. Our goal is to be responsible stewards of the physical environment by cultivating knowledge of sustainable issues and solutions across disciplines in our students and faculty.

 
Roof with solar panels

New & Notable

Spotlights

  • Students at a table passing out info on sustainability

    Make a gift of any size to specifically support sustainability efforts. 

  • Globe focused on america

    Provides students the opportunity for substantial, in-depth study of health, nutrition and the environment within the realm of international relations.

  • Tufts Institute of the Environment TIE logo

    An interdisciplinary, university-wide education and research institute that facilitates and coordinates environmental programs. 

  • A garden

    A space for Tufts students to learn about gardening and environmental sustainability and interact with Somerville gardeners who maintain the adjacent community garden.

  • Student in Dining Center

    By purchasing local, organic, and Fair Trade products, Tufts Dining contributes to a more sustainable campus while increasing awareness of food systems among staff and students.

  • Man in field of tea leaves

    Research into the effects of extreme precipitation events on tea, secondary metabolite chemistry, farmer responses, and consumer behavior.

Resources

Sustainability on Campus

Explore what Tufts is doing to reduce its own impact on the environment, including efforts related to waste reduction, water and energy use, food, and health. Find out more about student clubs, events, and other resources for faculty, staff, and students interested in getting involved with sustainability on campus. 

Visit the Office of Sustainability